Fellows and Scholars

Research Fellow

Susan Feigenbaum, Ph.D., is Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Founders' Professor in Economics at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Previously, Feigenbaum was an associate professor of economics at Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School.

Research Fellow

Beverly Gossage is a consumer-based health care expert and research fellow with the Show-Me Institute. In addition to training and writing health savings account (HSA) policies for individuals and the self-employed, she helped pioneer them for businesses in Kansas and Missouri.

Research Fellow

Joseph Haslag is a professor and the Kenneth Lay Chair in economics at the University of Missouri Columbia. Until the end of 2018, Professor Haslag was the Institute's chief economist. An expert in monetary policy, Haslag has done research at the Federal Reserve Banks of Saint Louis, Dallas, and Atlanta.

Aaron Hedlund
Research Fellow

Aaron Hedlund is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Throughout 2020, Hedlund will be a senior economist in the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House.

Senior Fellow of Education Policy

Mike McShane is Senior Fellow of Education Policy for the Show-Me Institute. He is a former high school teacher and earned his PhD in Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Before coming to the Show-Me Institute, Mike worked at the American Enterprise Institute as a research fellow.

Michael Podgursky is Chancellor's Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Columbia, where he served as department chair from 1995 to 2005, and Director of the Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research at Saint Louis University.
Research Fellow

David C. Rose is a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has published scholarly articles in a wide range of areas. His latest work is The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is currently working on Why Culture Matters Most (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

James Shuls
Distinguished Fellow of Education Policy

James V. Shuls is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis and Distinguished Fellow in Education Policy at the Show-Me Institute.

Research Fellow

Daniel Thornton was vice president and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis before retiring in 2014. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 1981 Dr. Thornton was an associate professor of economics at Central Michigan University. Thornton received his Ph.D. in economic from the University of Missouri—Columbia and an M.S....

Patrick Tuohey
Senior Fellow of Municipal Policy

Patrick Tuohey works with taxpayers, media, and policymakers to foster understanding of the consequences—sometimes unintended—of policies regarding economic development, taxation, education, and transportation.

Research Fellow
Howard J. Wall directs the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise and the Center for Economics and the Environment at Lindenwood University. Prior to joining Lindenwood in 2011, he was a vice president and regional economics adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Senior Fellow

A former foreign correspondent who spent four years in the Middle East and served as Business Week’s London bureau chief during Margaret Thatcher’s first two terms as Britain’s prime minister, Andrew is a regular contributor to leading national publications, including the American Spectator, the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal.